Principal Engineer, Domain Specialist - Sonar

BAE Systems
England, Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria
15 Feb 2018
01 Mar 2018
Elizabeth Burn
Mechanical, Nuclear
Job Type

Principal Engineer Domain Specialist - Sonar

Would you like to play a key role in the delivery and implementation of Under Water Systems (UWS) equipment for UK submarines? We currently have a vacancy for a Principal Engineer Domain Specialist - Sonar at our site in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria.

As a Principal Engineer you will be representing the UWS Equipment Group during the build process. You will be working closely with internal stakeholders to manage and allocate resourcing levels for proposed schedules, and overseeing contractors, original equipment manufacturers, and operations staff performing commissioning and defect rectification.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to have a direct impact on the availability and capability of the UK's submarine fleet, and be a part of one of the country's most complex engineering programmes.

Your main responsibilities as a Principal Engineer Domain Specialist - Sonar will involve:

Managing the implementation and delivery of Under Water Systems (UWS) for the submarine platform

Representing UWS equipment group on site during the build process, responding to general queries and investigating non-conformances

Liaising with project managers and the dockside test organisation to ensure resources are available for proposed work schedules

Support defect rectification on behalf of UWS

Carrying out supplier visits to support the management of the build programme

Deputising for UWS implementation manager where necessary

Supporting system integration during build and on sea trials as required

Your skills and qualifications as a Principal Engineer Domain Specialist - Sonar:


Qualification in engineering discipline (time-served apprenticeship/ HNC/ HND/ Degree level qualification) or equivalent level of experience

Knowledge of the build life-cycle including integration and setting to work

Ability to build and maintenance relationships with a variety of stakeholders including OEMs and sub-contractors

Good awareness of health and safety processes in an engineering environment


Previous UWS experience including sonar systems

Ship building / marine/ defence/ offshore knowledge

Experience of compiling technical reports

Electrical engineering experience

What we're looking for in you:

You will be a strong and confident communicator, with the ability to liaise with a variety of different stakeholders. While you will be part of a team, you must have initiative and drive to work autonomously.

Location: Barrow-in-Furness

Salary: Competitive

Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, childcare vouchers, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

BAE Systems

BAE Systems is one of the world's leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries.

Maritime - Submarines

Our Submarines business has been safely delivering world class submarines to the UK Royal Navy for more than a century.

The Astute class will equip the Royal Navy with its largest and most capable generation of attack submarines. We are responsible for the design, build, test and commissioning of these state-of-the-art vessels. In total, seven boats will make up the fleet, each weighing a mighty 7,400 tonnes.

Dreadnought is the successor to the Vanguard class of nuclear deterrent submarines. We will deliver four submarines to the Royal Navy, with the first submarine entering service in the early 2030s. Dreadnought is widely considered to be one of the world's most complex engineering challenges.

We have sites in Barrow-in-Furness, Filton, Frimley, Ash Vale, Broad Oak and Weymouth, and we pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around. Join us and you'll be part of something important; something you can be proud of.

BAE Systems is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at BAE Systems, including women, BAME and applicants with disabilities. Please note we will not use any personal information relating to your background at any stage of the application process.

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